The first official cancellation of the Fall TV season has arrived with ABC axing its anthology series “Wicked City” after just three episodes.
The 1980s-set true-crime procedural starring Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen opened to dismal reviews, along with a disappointing 0.9 key demo rating and 3.3 million total viewers.
By the third episode it had fallen to just a 0.4 rating in the key demo – the lowest number for an original telecast on the major networks this Fall. ABC has now pulled it off the schedule altogether.
Production is set to conclude after the eighth episode, it’s uncertain if the five unaired episodes will be broadcast. Repeats of “Shark Tank “will take over the drama’s Tuesday at 10pm slot from November 17th.
The broadcast networks have been holding off on cancellations this year awaiting DVR data before making any judgments as live viewership continues to dwindle. Instead, several series have seen their 13 episode season orders truncated to 9 or 10 episodes awaiting the judgement of the network.
Several shows have been picked up to full seasons, but only NBC’s “Blindspot” has already scored a second season renewal.
Source: The Live Feed